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Infinite nightingale song

We begin our tour of some of the sounds of nature with this piece, broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme in late November 2018 to promote the launch of the Sounding Nature project. The original sound is nightingale song recorded by Phil Riddett in

Tealham moor

Dreaming of the moor

Today’s photograph depicts pollarded willows stand in the flooded land at Tealham Moor, in Somerset, UK, taken by Frances Annear, who writes: “Pollarding is an ancient custom to provide fodder for animals or fire wood. The moors around Wedmore had willow trees planted to mark

The sound of gratitude, Oxford

Our Sound Photography project has now launched and is available to explore in full, so we’ll profile selected photographs and sound pieces on the site over the coming weeks. If you’ll permit the indulgence, we’re beginning with a photograph and image pair created by Cities

Science Museum, London: the potential of broadcast

We paid a visit to London’s Science Museum in search of sounds – and we found them in its Broadcast Zone – an interactive gallery charting the beginnings of global broadcast. In this field recording you can hear snippets of early radio, Morse code and